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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary ...

New publication:

9 September 2023 marked the 100th anniversary of Max Lüscher's birth. The Max Lüscher Foundation organized an anniversary celebration at the University of Basel — the former place of work of the jubilarian. The focus of the celebration was a series of lectures with international participants on the life and work of Max Lüscher, on the current state of research and on activities in the individual countries.

Musical entertainment and culinary refreshments provided a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere on this sunny day. At the end of the event, participants received the fresh-off-the-press monograph as a souvenir of the day.

The book is the 1st volume in the series Life and Work of Max Lüscher by the author Sylvia Kirscht. The title is: Reframing — Max Lüscher. Begründer einer relationalen Diagnostik der Selbstgefühle (Hippocampus Verlag).

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About the content:

The psychologist and philosopher Max Lüscher (1923-2017) became an international figure thanks to his color-based diagnostics, the Lüscher Test, when he was just 24 years old. The color test rapidly found its way into the public eye due to a wide range of media coverage.

The situation is different regarding the knowledge of its origin and development; and even less is known about the preliminary considerations and the theoretical prerequisites of the color test. By attempting to reconstruct the beginnings of its development, this book aims to close this gap. Insofar as contemporary historical aspects are also considered, Max Lüscher's phenomenological-anthropological approach can be placed back in its original context.

This volume is focused on the first two decades of the development and preparation of Lüscher diagnostics. The diagnostic will be presented separately in a later volume. In addition to the genetic and biographical presentation, Volume 1 aims to provide a view of the theoretical foundations. Max Lüschers anthropological approach is viewed from a previously unnoticed perspective: under the category of 'relation.'

Note: Please note that Volume 1 refers to Max Lüschers early writings. Some categorical classifications were changed by Max Lüscher over the course of time. Therefore, please pay attention to the respective year of the literature references in lists and tables!